An oud, tablas, soprano saxophone, double bass and four voices intertwine and unite. Saouta's universe, the fruit of an imagination nourished by Celtic, Arabic, Indian and jazz music, is an ode to travel, to the poetry of the moment that is constantly being rebuilt.
Saouta was born out of the encounter between Bernard Flament (tablist), a lover of Indian and African cycles, and Damien Brassart (saxophonist), a lover of Celtic and Oriental music. It was through contact with Akram Ben Romane, the Tunisian oud virtuoso, that their journey to the East suddenly took shape. The boundless strings of this oud player were eventually joined by the double bass of Jim Monneau, a talented musician bursting with influences.
A jazz spirit stretching westwards, from Brussels, at the crossroads of Europe, to the Far East, to the Orient, weaving links, building bridges, building cultures that disarm, celebrate and unite across all borders.